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  • #8385
    blueskymarie
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    Any ideas, theories, tricks for battling body odor?? After reading a while back about the connection between low magnesium levels and body odor, I’ve been using more mag oil, but it doesn’t seem to be helping quickly enough.

    I used homemade coconut oil/baking soda/arrowroot powder deodorant for a couple years and it helped cut the smell but REALLY irritated my poor skin. I quit using it a couple weeks ago and have just been putting an all natural/herbal body powder in my pits. My skin has mostly healed, but I get stinky.

    Help…

    #8386
    blueskymarie
    Participant

    To add a little more… I found a recipe for a gentler deodorant that I want to try (haven’t made it yet) and feel hopeful about; but I’m wondering what other nutritional things I should be considering.

    #8449
    T Will
    Participant

    I’m also interested in this. Sometimes the stink just rolls out of me, but raising my metabolism has been seeming to help. It’s different than just taking a shower though, when it’s coming out it can get stinky right after the shower. Now it mostly happens when I start drinking alcohol and I’m at a bar. I finally ditched the natural stuff and got some old spice because my old manager was getting mad about it when I was working.

    #8532
    The Real Amy
    Moderator

    The only times I’ve really ever noticed a problem is after too much alcohol or when eating too much meat (hello low-carb). I think the “cleaner” the diet, and actually the more fruit, the better. Also keeping the pits more “acidic” helps, IMO (I use an herbal deodorant that is vinegar-based, and you apply it at night to cut down on bacteria in the area, it totally works). Dry brushing also helps, in my experience. Maybe because it gets out the toxins so they don’t have to be sweated out?

    #8601
    Renae
    Participant

    @The Real Amy – which deodorant do you use? Is it something you make yourself? I’ve tried everything and still stink.

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 11 months ago by Renae.
    #8616
    Lulu
    Participant

    Just coconut oil by itself does the trick 4 me

    #8630
    The Real Amy
    Moderator

    Renae, I use Mu shang deodorant. http://www.sensiblehealth.com/MuShang.xhtml The website seems a bit shady, but they’re legit. You could probably create it yourself if you’re good with DIY. The ingredients on my bottle are listed as: distilled water, inula, chrysanthemum, acetic acid (which is vinegar), citric acid. It smells like vinegar, but it does fade fairly quickly. I think it works better than anything else natural, and it doesn’t irritate my skin like baking soda does. Not that cheap, but you end up needing only a little.

    #8639
    Renae
    Participant

    Thank you, I’ll have to try it. I’m with you and blueskymarie on baking soda irritating my skin. It does cut the odor, but I just can’t do it.

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